maternal health

Sandoz Announces Training Program for Midwives in Ethiopia, to Reduce Maternal and Newborn Mortality

Summary: 
  • Approximately 400 mothers and newborns die in Ethiopia each day1,2 partly due to health workers’ limited knowledge in the area of obstetrics
  • Enhancing medical knowledge and skills of health workers helps reduce maternal and newborn mortality
  • Sandoz is committed to increasing access to high-quality, affordable medicines, as well as healthcare services and education for mothers and children
Press Release
  • Approximately 400 mothers and newborns die in Ethiopia each day1,2 partly due to health workers’ limited knowledge in the area of obstetrics
  • Enhancing medical knowledge and skills of health workers helps reduce maternal and newborn mortality
  • Sandoz is committed to increasing access to high-quality, affordable medicines, as well as healthcare services and education for mothers and children

New GBCHealth Report Documents Indian Business Action on the Millennium Development Goals

"Business and the Health MDGs in India: Closing the Gaps"
Press Release

March 2, 2015 /3BL Media/ - A new report by GBCHealth, written in partnership with the MDG Health Alliance, presents a snapshot of health-related corporate investments in India, with a focus on business action on the MDGs. Based on survey findings from 23 leading Indian and multinational companies, the report – titled Business and the Health Millennium Development Goals: Closing the Gaps – documents the key characteristics of health CSR programs.

‘Saving Mothers, Giving Life’ Celebrates 1 Year of Reducing Maternal Mortality

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Saving Mothers, Giving Life was launched in June 2012 with the goal of supporting countries where women are dying at alarming rates during pregnancy and childbirth to aggressively reduce maternal mortality. This post, which reflects on the program on its 1-year anniversary, was written by Celina Schocken, director of Saving Mothers, Giving Life.

"Unfinished Business:" Partnering to Reach Every Woman and Every Child

Panel calls for more focused efforts to reduce child and maternal deaths
Press Release

September 24, 2013 /3BL Media/ - With 828 days left to meet the global goals set by world leaders to reduce child and maternal deaths, business and global health leaders today called for more selective and targeted action to save more lives during this critical window.

"Unfinished Business:" Partnering to Reach Every Woman and Every Child

Panel calls for more focused efforts to reduce child and maternal deaths
Press Release

September 24, 2013 /3BL Media/ - With 828 days left to meet the global goals set by world leaders to reduce child and maternal deaths, business and global health leaders today called for more selective and targeted action to save more lives during this critical window.

Kmart and March of Dimes Celebrate Memorable Milestones

Partnership Has Improved Health of a Generation of Babies
Press Release

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., August 8, 2013 /3BL Media/ -- As the March of Dimes celebrates 75 years of its ongoing work to help all babies get a healthy start in life, its No. 1 corporate supporter, Kmart, marks its 30-year commitment to maternal and infant health.

Family Matters: GE Technology Helps Healthcare Providers in Africa

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The rural health clinic in Kimalamisale, Tanzania, sits at the end of a rutted sandy road some 160 miles from the nearest large town of Kisarawe. Although the brightly colored concrete structure serves thousands of villagers living in the surrounding savannah, it has no electricity and its main healthcare equipment includes a stethoscope, weighing scales, and a blood pressure machine.

East Meets West and Design that Matters: How a Firefly can reduce newborn mortality rates

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NOTE: A few weeks ago, we announced our Spring 2011 Grants, pledging over $4 million to help fund six organizations that use invention to solve social issues around the globe. Over the past several weeks, we’ve featured guest blog posts about each grant. Today, Lemelson Foundation Program Officer Erin Tochen talks about a grant to support an innovative collaboration to develop and disseminate new neonatal technologies.

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